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11:20 p.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - Associated Press
China’s Xi says Beijing wants trade deal but can ‘fight back’BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back.”
8:09 p.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian shares mostly higher despite U.S.-China trade anxietyReports suggesting Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing’s lead trade negotiator, has invited U.S. officials to China for talks helped alleviate worries over progress in resolving the tariff war between the two largest economies
11:17 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Dow, S&P 500 close lower for third consecutive day amid anxiety over trade Ameritrade surges 20% on report of potential acquisition by SchwabU.S. stocks closed slightly lower Thursday as investors digested mixed headlines on the progress of U.S. - China trade talks and tensions rose over American support for Hong Kong protesters.
11:12 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields rise most in two weeks on tentative trade optimism U.S. - China trade optimism pressure bonds U.S. Treasury yields edged up Thursday, reversing some of this week’s decline, after a report said Beijing was pushing to advance talks on a partial trade deal with the U.S.
6:31 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Jon Swartz
Trump says he’s ‘looking’ at exempting Apple from China tariffs“We have to treat Apple on a somewhat similar basis as we treat Samsung,” Trump said during a tour with Cook of a manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas, that assembles high-end Mac Pro computers.
3:52 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Nouriel Roubini
Roubini explains why the stock market’s new exuberance may be irrational Fundamental risks to growth actually getting worseInvestors would do well to remember that the fundamental risks to growth remain, and are actually getting worse.
2:18 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Wall Street fears repeat of May’s stock-market rout as talk of impasse on U.S.-China phase-one deal heats upReports of a potential delay in a partial deal between China and the U.S. is bringing back shades of the ugly stock-market downturn in May for some investors.
12:37 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks dip on China concerns Royal Mail slumps as U.K. arm strugglesEuropean stocks dropped on Thursday on concern the U.S. and China won’t imminently strike a trade deal.
1:25 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Katy Stech Ferek
U.S. has started approving some exemptions to Huawei blacklist Commerce Department says approval and denial letters are going outThe Trump administration has given permission to some U.S. suppliers to Huawei Technologies Co. to resume shipping to the Chinese telecom giant, easing export restrictions while U.S. negotiators struggle to wrap up the first stage of a trade deal, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
12:33 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
House passes Hong Kong human rights bill and sends to Trump The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill previously approved in the Senate that aims to protect human rights in Hong Kong. Known as the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, the bill passed the House 417 to one. If signed by President Donald Trump it would require the secretary of state to certify that Hong Kong is sufficiently independent of Beijing to qualify for special U.S. trading status. The bill has angered the Chinese government and comes amid worries about U.S.-China trade talks. U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday on a report that a deal may not be done this year. Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, was the sole "no" vote.
12:21 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump says China isn't 'stepping up' in trade talks President Donald Trump said China isn't satisfying the U.S. in ongoing trade talks, telling reporters during a visit to an Apple plant in Texas that Beijing isn't "stepping up to the level we want." Trump spoke after reports of a potential delay in an interim trade deal between Beijing and Washington , with the Dow Jones Industrial Average off more than 100 points. Trump was touring the facility with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and said his administration is "looking at" whether to exempt certain Apple products from China tariffs.
11:20 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Stocks close lower on report trade deal may not be completed this year Target and Lowe’s shares rally on earnings beatsU.S. stocks close lower Wednesday after a report that a trade deal might not be done this year and after China condemned a U.S. Senate resolution supporting human rights in Hong Kong
11:08 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield hits close to three-week low as trade deal hopes wane Fed’s Brainard sees “above-trend” economic growth for next 18 monthsU.S. Treasury yields fall Wednesday after news reports suggest a phase one trade deal between Washington and Beijing may not be completed this year, spurring inflows into government paper.
10:12 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Michael Brush
U.S. stocks look fully priced — where to put your money now may surprise you These stocks and ETFs expose you to world markets that are growing faster than the U.SThese stocks and ETFs expose you to world markets that are growing faster than the U.S., writes Michael Brush.
4:43 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Wall Street doubts grow as U.S. and China struggle to finish off ‘skinny’ trade deal Rollback of billions of dollars in U.S. tariffs a major sticking point Doubts about a so-called “skinny” deal between the U.S. and China are resurfacing on Wall Street a month after a seeming breakthrough in trade talks helped drive the stock market to fresh all-time highs.
6:07 p.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - Associated Press
China bristles after U.S. Senate passes bill backing human rights in Hong Kong Beijing issues warning over resolution that calls for sanctions against rights abusersThe Senate on Tuesday easily approved a bill to support human rights in Hong Kong following months of often-violent unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
5:58 p.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian markets pull back after weak Japanese trade data Nikkei, Hang Seng retreat; tensions set to rise as U.S. Senate backs Hong Kong human-rights resolutionShares retreated in Asia on Wednesday after Japan reported its worst monthly decline in exports in three years, putting pressure on the economy as growth slows following a sales tax hike.
11:40 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump threatens China with higher tariffs and lauds Republicans’ impeachment defense GOP lawmakers ‘killing it’ in hearings, president says President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened China with more tariffs ahead of a key deadline, and praised Republicans for their handling of the open impeachment hearings.
7:20 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump threatens China with higher tariffs if trade deal not madePresident Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened China with higher U.S. tariffs on its goods unless Beijing makes a trade deal with Washington. Trump issued the warning while speaking at the White House during a cabinet meeting. U.S. stocks have as investors digest doubts about getting an interim U.S.-China trade deal.
1:17 p.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - Associated Press
U.S. failing to prevent China from stealing universities’ research, report says Better effort should go toward countering economic and industrial espionage, congressional report findsThe United States government has failed to stop China from stealing intellectual property from American universities and lacks a comprehensive strategy for dealing with the threat, a congressional report concluded Monday.
7:06 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Huawei granted 90-day extension to do business with U.S. companies The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday granted a 90-day extension that will allow American companies to keep doing business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement that the extension "will allow carriers to continue to service customers in some of the most remote areas of the United States who would otherwise be left in the dark." Earlier this year the company was added to a federal list of restricted entities and its status has been an issue in trade talks between the U.S. and China.
6:20 p.m. Nov. 17, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian markets mostly rise as traders cautiously await trade developments Stocks gain in Japan, Hong Kong and ShanghaiAsian shares were mixed Monday in a cautious mode after Wall Street closed out the week with milestones as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs.
9:57 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Tanner Brown
China’s pork crisis is bigger than you think African swine fever in world’s second largest economy has shaken global meat marketsAfrican swine fever in world’s second largest economy has shaken global meat markets, reports Tanner Brown.
8:30 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Kissinger says failure to mend U.S.-China trade relations would be ‘worse than the world wars that ruined European civilization’ Lack of a U.S. - China deal could lead to a ‘catastrophic outcome’Henry Kissinger, the former U.S. Secretary of State and national-security adviser under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, had dire warnings about the inability of the U.S. and China to resolve their differences on international trade.
8:22 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By William Watts
How China is ‘reshuffling the cards’ by promoting the yuan as a global currency Yuan creating a ‘challenging source’ of uncertainty: Société GénéraleThe emergence of the yuan in trade-weighted currency baskets is shaking up the traditional drivers of the foreign exchange market, says Société Générale.
7:53 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The big worries facing stock investors in 2020, according to Citi’s top equity strategistIn our call of the day, MarketWatch speaks to Citigroup’s chief U.S. equity strategist, Tobias Levkovich, who lays out his big concerns for stock markets in 2020.
1:55 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
This number provides the most compelling reason to add emerging-market stocks to your portfolio About 44% of global GDP comes from emerging markets — but you might have little exposure to those rapidly growing economiesAbout 44% of global GDP comes from emerging markets — but you might have little exposure to those rapidly growing economies.
5:24 p.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Harriet Torry
Trade deal close, Kudlow says, but Trump isn’t sold on it yet In speech, White House economic adviser cites ‘very good progress’ The U.S. and China are nearing a trade deal, but President Donald Trump isn’t ready to sign off, White House economic adviser Lawrence Kudlow said Thursday.
11:15 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields extend slide as investors confront renewed trade and economic concerns Doubt around a U.S.-China trade deal have spurred fresh bond-buying this weekU.S. Treasury yields slip Thursday as investors eye weakening economic data in Asia, along with geopolitical jitters and uncertainty around a phase one trade deal.
8:52 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold tallies back-to-back gains as Treasury yields retreat Copper prices suffer a fifth straight session lossGold futures settle higher on Thursday, building on gains from a day earlier as weakness in U.S. benchmark stock indexes and a drop in yields on government debt raise the precious metal’s investment appeal.
12:22 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks edge lower on China trade concerns and ‘worst of all worlds’ German economic dataEuropean stocks slipped on Thursday on concern over the state of U.S.-China trade talks as data showed a stagnating economy in Germany.
6:27 p.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed after weaker economic data from China, Japan Nikkei, Hang Seng retreat while stocks in mainland China inch upAsian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday after weaker-than-expected economic data from China and Japan, and reports of a sticking point in U.S.-China trade negotiations.
4:02 p.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Chao Deng
Trade talks hung up over China’s commitment to U.S. ag purchases China reportedly wary of putting an exact number in agreementTrade talks between the U.S. and China have hit a snag over farm purchases, as officials seek to lock down the limited trade deal President Trump outlined last month.
11:38 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump says China trade deal moving 'rapidly' amid report of snagPresident Donald Trump said Wednesday a U.S.-China trade agreement is "moving along rapidly," after a report that trade talks may have hit a snag over farm purchases. The Wall Street Journal reported Beijing is . The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 closed at new records on Wednesday even amid the trade uncertainty. Trump spoke at a White House news conference with Turkey's president.
11:15 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield slips below key 1.90% level as trade jitters spark bond rally WSJ reports that trade deal hits snag over farm purchasesU.S. Treasury yields pull back on Wednesday as uncertainty on how a phase one trade deal will shape up drives investors to take shelter in government paper.
10:13 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures end higher to recoup most of their losses from back-to-back declines Oil demand seen waning after 2025, IEA saysOil futures end higher on Wednesday, with prices recouping most of the losses they suffered over the past two trading sessions.
8:10 p.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets fall as Trump threatens more tariff hikes on China Nikkei, Hang Seng lead regional declinesAsian markets fell Wednesday after President Donald Trump offered no new details about progress toward a trade deal between the U.S. and China, but also warned tariffs would rise if a “Phase 1” deal fails.
9:08 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump calls U.S.-China deal ‘close’ in speech where he blasts Fed and touts economic successes Trump broke little new ground at his midday speech at the Economic Club of New York on TuesdayPresident Donald Trump said Tuesday a U.S.-China trade deal “could happen soon,” describing a phase-one agreement as “close” in a speech to the Economic Club of New York.
8:00 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump says U.S, China 'close' on phase-one trade deal President Donald Trump said Tuesday a U.S.-China trade deal "could happen soon," describing a phase-one agreement as "close" in a speech to the Economic Club of New York. Trump said Beijing was "dying to make a deal" as he made the highly anticipated speech in Manhattan. But the president gave no details on scaling back tariffs or setting a meeting to sign a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up about 40 points as Trump spoke, while the S&P 500 rose 7 points and the Nasdaq Composite gained 37 points.
6:49 p.m. Nov. 11, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets little changed as traders seek direction Hang Seng stable after big loss Monday; Nikkei inches upAsian markets sought direction in early trading Tuesday, as traders awaited the next development in U.S.-China trade talks and violent protests continued in Hong Kong.
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